Water Xylophone
30 mins

Water Xylophone

A science activity to make music. Learn how filling jars with more or less water affects the noise they make.

indoors, water, science, music

What you'll need

  1. Percussion Malletsbuy item
  2. Assorted Jars & Lids

Step by step guide

  1. Put 4-10 glass bottles or jars in a row on the table
  2. Part fill them with water, with less water on the left, going to more water on the right.
  3. To make it more fun, add different food coloring to each jar of water.
  4. Hit each jar with a stick, or an actual percussion mallet.
  5. Discuss how more or less water affects the noise made when hitting the jar.